THE THREE FINALISTS WILL BE DETERMINED ON
"DANCING WITH THE STARS THE RESULTS SHOW,"
TUESDAY, MAY 13 ON ABC
"Macy's Stars of Dance" Presents "Thriller," Featuring R&B Star Omarion
The Ninth Couple Eliminated is Revealed
The Finalists in the Kids Ballroom Dancing Competition Return to Perform
and Viewers Will Vote for Their Favorite Team
"Episode 609A" � After tallying the judges' scores and viewers' votes, the ninth couple to be eliminated from the competition is revealed and the three finalists determined on "Dancing with the Stars the Results Show," TUESDAY, MAY 13 (9:00-10:02 p.m., ET) on the ABC Television Network.
This week, "Macy's Stars of Dance" presents "Thriller" in what promises to be an unforgettable performance choreographed by Travis Payne, featuring R&B star Omarion and a dance troupe of nineteen. The highly entertaining number features a medley of Michael Jackson's greatest hits, including "Wanna Be Startin' Somethin,'" "Billy Jean" and "Thriller." "Macy's Stars of Dance" features some of the best choreographers and performers from different styles of dance, offering viewers performances that represent the peak of achievement in their genres.
Additionally, the top three kids competing in the Kids Ballroom Dancing Competition return for their final performances. They've shimmied their way into America's hearts and have been selected as finalists by judges Bruno Tonioli, Len Goodman and Carrie Ann Inaba. Now viewers will have the chance to vote for their favorite team, and the winners will be announced during the "Dancing with the Stars" Season Finale on May 20.
By evening's end, the celebrity with the lowest-composite score will be eliminated, as determined by a combination of the judges' scores and viewers' votes. Who among the following four teams will leave the ballroom floor?
� CRISTI�N DE LA FUENTE, international film star, and his partner, two-time "Dancing with the Stars" champion CHERYL BURKE
� JASON TAYLOR, NFL Man of the Year, and partner EDYTA SLIWINSKA
� MARISSA JARET WINOKUR, Tony Award winning Broadway star, and partner TONY DOVOLANI
� KRISTI YAMAGUCHI, Olympic champion figure skater, and partner MARK BALLAS
Viewers may cast their votes for their favorite teams via phone on performance nights during and up to thirty minutes after the "Dancing with the Stars" performance shows. AT&T subscribers may also text message their votes by texting the word "VOTE" and entering the number that corresponds to the team they want to support (standard text message rates apply). Viewers may also vote online at www.abc.com once the performance show begins on the East Coast, until 12:00p.m., ET the next day.
Hosted by Tom Bergeron ("America's Funniest Home Videos") and Samantha Harris ("E! Entertainment"), the celebrities will perform choreographed dance routines which will be judged by renowned Ballroom judge Len Goodman and dancer/choreographers Bruno Tonioli and Carrie Ann Inaba.
"Dancing with the Stars" is the U.S. version of the international BBC smash hit series, "Strictly Come Dancing." This version is produced in America by BBC Worldwide Productions. Conrad Green serves as executive producer and Rob Wade and Matilda Zoltowski are co-executive producers. Alex Rudzinski directs.
"Dancing with the Stars" is broadcast in 720 Progressive (720P), ABC's selected HDTV format, with 5.1 channel surround sound and Spanish audio via SAP.
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